Time to look at the natural disaster in Japan, shifting our attention away momentarily from the man-made Revolutions shaking the MId-East.
Update: 570 confirmed dead and hundreds more injured, and counting. (-ed) Japan turning down offers of aid.
"Large areas of Japan's northern Pacific coast have been swamped by a devastating tsunami, engulfing entire towns following a major 8.9 offshore quake."
To be or not to be Palestinian on March 15, based on Facebook attendance.
Pressing the “Attending” icon on Facebook for the past year has started to be habitual. Very habitual that I do not really consider whether I would able to attend or not as long as I support the event or feel an eagerness to attend it. Then I will attend it- hypothetically- even if it is taking place elsewhere in the world. This gives me a sense of satisfaction, the feeling that I am kind of participating in the event, hypothetically participating.
Mark this date in your diaries: the Scorpions, longtime heavy metal rock band, descend on Lebanon.
Scorpions in "Byblos 6-7 July 2011 , I am sure they will rock Byblos like a Hurricane!" (or like an Arab awakening- ed)
Occupied Palestine from A to Z: Basma – a Woman from Palestine
A short story of Palestine by Reham Alhelsi
"Every morning she starts her day in front of the taboun; she bakes bread then prepares breakfast for her children and her grandchildren. She watches them leave to school, university and to work. She then sits on the stone step in front of her house in the over-crowded refugee camp..."
Cleansing Amman. Not Wild Jordan, but Clean Jordan.
'Mira Salti, 16, solves GAM institutional neglect.'
"AMMAN - When Mira Salti noticed that Amman sanitation workers were not properly equipped to fulfil their tasks, she decided to contact the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and propose a solution.
“I felt sorry for the workers when I talked with them in the street. So I made up my mind to e-mail GAM and discuss my idea with them,” the 16-year-old told The Jordan Times," reports Muath Freij..."
The Chinese Communist Party has some words of Confuscious-like wisdom for Hollywood's Gaddafi, AKA Charlie Sheen.
The Middle East and the entire global media community seem to be enjoying scrutinizing Sheen's behavior for their own political, or comic agenda.
"The Global Times is the national English daily newspaper published by the Communist Party. Its Chinese counterpart and the other major party paper, The People's Daily, provides official information on the policies and viewpoints of the government.
And this paper joined the likes of TMZ.com and People Magazine this week, by writing about Charlie Sheen."
China's advice: " "racism, spousal abuse, addiction, politics, mental illness, boasting about mistresses are all subjects best dealt with behind closed doors. It also suggests that Sheen "take a tip from the Chinese business community, and make visits to a KTV [karaoke] parlour". "
"Today’s comic was one that awe-struck me. First, here’s the comic:" (ed- see for yourselves)
"What’s weird is the conversation that had occurred a day earlier with my friend at a local cafe.
*Sitting next to each other smoking argeeleh and watching the TV that’s on MBC 4*
*The program goes to adverts and the “Kinder Bueno” ad comes up*..."